The big selections have all been made in the living room and it's time to accessorize. I had high hopes there would be enough in my own recycle bin to accomplish this, but that turned out to be only partially true.
The coffee table I purchased from a consignment shop needed a change of color.
I took the base from a dirty brass to a medium silver. The glass top was fine except for a few scratches.
I tried a few displays on the top before I resigned myself to the fact that I might have to add a tray to pull it together. I rather liked the openness of the glass itself but it just wasn't working with the pieces I wanted to use.
So, I pulled a large round brass tray from the next garage sale pile. In my haste to freshen it up, I forgot to take a before shot. This is a picture of the back. The front looked about as ugly.
Here it is with my favorite, "sticks to everything", Magic spray paint in gloss black. It does cover a great deal of the table top, but if I tire of that, it will be an easy change.
And here it is with some books I had, a candle holder I bought at a consignment shop called the Green Goose, and a ceramic flower I picked up today.
The turquoise flower is from Hobby Lobby...half off, of course!
I added the white sand and the tea lights to the candle holder.
The etagere I bought several years ago from a person who stages houses. So again, used, but priced accordingly. It has been waiting patiently in my garage until now.
My sister found the candlesticks at a garage sale in Nebraska and sent them to me. LOVE the color and the shape. (Thanks, Marg.)
I decided to cover a few books I had on hand with some wallpaper samples a designer friend gave me. (Thanks, Vicki)
As luck would have it the colors are perfect for this room. Don't I love when that happens?
I bought two of these at Arhaus when I saw them in one of their table displays. I browse this store so often just for inspiration that, once in while, I buy something inexpensive so they don't bar me from the store.
I sprayed some seashells silver...
and placed them inside the containers on a bed of rocks.
They aren't perfect for their current location, but soon I will have a better spot for them. (stay tuned)
My tiered round tables are in need of accessories. I'm sure I will eventually find the right thing to finish them off. Sometimes that requires a little patience, but keeping an eye out and not forcing the issue usually results in success.
I saw the swing arm lamp at Home Goods yesterday and thought it might work here. I'm living with it for a few days to be sure. If not, I know I will use it somewhere. (the price tag still attached means it might even go back) What do you think? I tried a lamp on the table and I wasn't satisfied with that. I'm open for feedback.
My blog is focused on what I saw, heard about, or encountered during my day. I ZOOM IN on things I find particularly interesting, beautiful, or humorous. My interests overlap and mesh in the fields of interior design, rehab, photography, architecture, color, and anything painted. Throw in salvage, bargain hunting, recycling and that summarizes what you are likely to find on this page.